- Code COMP2500
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Computer Science
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Software Engineering
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Eric McCreath
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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This course is about the implementation and test phases of the software construction process. It is based around creating individual practical assignments on the small scale, and modifying a medium scale project in two major assignments over the whole semester. In this project, students work on a substantial application, relevant to their experience as computer users. The project is closely specified and designed around a strong architectural structure as an exemplar, and may involve a graphical user interface. During the semester students learn to improve their own software development practices by following the Personal Software Process, learning time-management, planning, and quality control. The course also studies aspects of the principles and practices of software engineering.
The following topics are covered: working with software larger systems; code review and inspections; test planning and unit testing (derived from specification and design documents); object-oriented (Java), and scripting (Bash) languages; recursive data structures; graphical user interfaces; the Personal Software Process; build tools (Make and Ant) and version control (Subversion); use of external code libraries.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On completing this course students are expected to be able to:
- Construct and modify small to medium scale computer programs
- apply all aspects of software construction for a representative variety of small to medium scale object-oriented programs up to around 300 lines of code containing up to 7 classes;
- make modifications (including source code design, implementation, and testing) within a moderate-sized Java program system (1000 - 10000 lines of code), given a documented specification, design and implementation of the system
- have elementary or better competence with standard software development tools and methods: text editor, compiler, integrated software development environment, command line scripting, automated build tools, version control, unit test design, code review
- use and analyse a personal software process in constructing small computer programs
- Compare several forms of abstraction in object-oriented software design and construction: inheritance, generic types, polymorphism, procedural abstraction, abstract recursive data structures (including abstract syntax trees); and to apply them appropriately in constructing programs.
- Use common programming knowledge resources to find, understand, and apply online manuals and tutorials for software tools, programming language components, and software libraries
- Describe the underlying principles of three major aspects of software construction and to apply the appropriate tools:
- version control (using the Subversion tool)
- unit testing (using the JUnit tool)
- automatic build process (using the Make or Ant tool)
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies
Assignments/Labs/Tutorials (40%); Exam (60%)
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Thirty one-hour lectures and six two-hour tutorial/laboratory sessions
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsNo prescribed textbooks.
Introductory programming, preferably in an object-oriented language
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1428||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|